The LGiU blog features articles, comment and think pieces from the team and network of guest contributors.
Brendan Martin of PublicWorld asks where care staff are in the NHS 5 Year Forward View.
Shelter’s Hannah Gousy explains how the proposed Tenancies (Reform) Bill will help councils to target their resources in the private rented sector. Homes in the private rented sector are in a worse condition than any other form of housing. A …
Nick Clegg wants to see mental health at the centre of the Lid Dem General Election manifesto. While mental health is a nation-wide issue, the Lib Dems need to remember the issue’s deeply local dimensions.
This week the RSA published “Unleashing Metro Growth: Final Recommendations of the City Growth Commission”. The report calls for the “reconfiguration of our political economy, with city regions at its heart”. It argues that we need a shift in decision-making …
The devolution question following the Scottish referendum was debated widely at each conference, particularly in the fringes, and the fallout from the Scottish referendum for local areas is still a hot topic among localists and some political commentators.
A hung parliament next May is looking like a very likely prospect. But while coalition negotiations leave everything hanging in the balance, the practice of governing where it really counts will carry on. 135 days after their last national …
LGiU and Eastleigh Borough Council investigate Liberal Democrats’ innovative approaches to encouraging local economic growth
LGiU and Westminster Council evaluate the incentives in place for encouraging local economic growth.
Growth and localism at the LibDem Party Conference
England and Wales should have the same devolved powers as Scotland and that power should be held locally.